While I like the mouse pad, it actually STINKS. Not sure what it is made of but the nasty smell is almost overwhelming my work area. I received it today along with a mouse purchase. It slides the mouse just fine, no problem with that. However, aside from the nasty smell, the dimensions are NOT as stated in the product description - the measurement is 9" x about 7 1/2" - so if you're thinking that this is a nice, large pad like I did, think again. Okay, I can live with the smaller dimensions since the price was right, BUT the smell is nauseating. Wasn't expecting that. I checked the packaging and the only thing it says is "made in Taiwan." So, what did they use for fabric? Or is it the rubber? I can't determine since both sides have the odor. I can't describe it other than it is somewhat similar to heavy raw tobacco. That's as close as I can get to a similarity, but even raw tobacco could be a tolerable smell. THIS ISN'T. How can such a small product emit such a nasty smell - how can this be good to inhale? In all likelihood, even though it's only $1.66, I will be returning this mouse pad. Surely there are other mouse pads out there that don't stink to high heaven.